Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Russia and Cambodia in nuclear talks

Russia and Cambodia in nuclear talks

Cambodian and Russian government officials meet in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss both countries’ nuclear energy cooperation. Photo supplied
Cambodian and Russian government officials meet in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss both countries’ nuclear energy cooperation. Photo supplied

Russia and Cambodia in nuclear talks

Cambodian and Russian government officials met in Moscow on Tuesday and agreed on “accelerating the establishment of the Nuclear Energy Information Center” in the Kingdom.

They also agreed to cooperate on constructing the centre, and on the sort of training Cambodia would need to receive from Russia in order to establish it, although the requirements were not specified in a brief statement posted on the Ministry of Environment’s official Facebook page.

“Both sides agreed to allow the Cambodia-Russia joint working group to continue to discuss the technical aspects of the process soon enough,” the statement reads.

In September of 2017, both countries signed an agreement to cooperate in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Officials at the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday declined to provide further details of Tuesday’s meeting, saying that they were waiting for the Cambodian delegation to return.

Both countries first floated plans to establish the Nuclear Energy Information Center in 2015, and have signed several agreements since.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release